Jobs in Hickory

Hickory, nicknamed the Old Hickory, home to about 37,200 people, is a great place to live and work. Hickory and its metropolitan areas are home to companies large and small that provide many jobs for local residents. You'll probably recognize the names of many of the companies and organizations that are proud to call Hickory home. A large number of companies, and the local government, have job openings, and predict continued employment growth. Qualified job-seekers can find quite a number of job openings in their career field. The next sections of this page present a lot of information about the job market and employment in the greater Hickory metropolitan area. If you want more information regarding average salaries, what jobs pay the best or offer the best employment potential, the following data should be of interest to you.

What might my salary be in Hickory? Curious about the jobs that pay the best?

Its only natural, when you are thinking about job opportunities or where you should live and work, to be wondering what average salaries are. This type of information could help you decide if a new job or a move to Hickory would be in your best interest. Perhaps you want to know what professions offer the best potential for higher earnings in Hickory. Salary data is available to the public via a U.S. government Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website. To give you an idea of what is available, here is some information for the year 2008, from BLS wage survey data. Annual income in Hickory is on average, about $40,959. In the greater Hickory area, managers in all professions report annual earnings of $91,620. If you're not looking for a managerial position, look at the average annual salaries of these jobs with at least 800 people employed in each occupation.

Job Title Average Annual Income for JobSalary Range for Job
10th - 90th percentile
Registered nurses$56,880$40,130 - $74,660
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products$53,810$26,320 - $87,390
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers$46,440$30,070 - $65,810
Elementary school teachers, except special education$42,760$32,160 - $54,870
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer$42,560$27,040 - $58,440

Tell me about the potential for job growth... Which professions will have the most job openings in the near future?

You probably want to know not only what you could expect to earn, but that there will be more jobs available, not fewer, in the future in this career area. You may have questions about companies which are doing well and expanding their offices, operations, or production capabilities. Fortunately, this data has been compiled for you, and it is simple and easy to get on-line. There is a BLS database that includes information about jobs, salaries, employment - nationally, by State, and by local area. To give you an example of what you can learn, here are some jobs in Hickory that have the most growth potential over the next few years:

  • Financial examiners
  • Environmental science and protection technicians, including health
  • Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides
  • Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation
  • Market research analysts
  • Survey researchers
  • Environmental engineering technicians

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If you didn't see the career field or job you are interested in, click on the link below to go to the BLS website and the employment database:

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26.0% of the people who call Hickory home hold a baccalaureate degree, and just 9.9% have completed a Masters program. You may have questions about companies which are doing well and expanding their offices, operations, or production capabilities. You'll find there are more options than ever before for professional certifications as well as in degree programs, which will give you an advantage and many more job opportunities. There is no time like the present to get started with an online program - find out how much that new degree can mean to you and your future. To find out more, CLICK on the link below: Online Schools in North Carolina